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The best romantic movies on Netflix

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Boy meets girl. Boy gets with girl. Boy and girl move in together and get a shared Netflix account.

It sounds like a happy ending, but much like true love, a good rom-com is hard to find. A good drama can prove just as elusive. To help you find the perfect match, we round up the best romantic movies on Netflix UK…

Best romantic comedies on Netflix UK

when harry met sally

When Harry Met Sally

You can never enough of what she’s having.

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Isn’t It Romantic

Rebel Wilson shines in this highly enjoyable rom-com send-up.

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Netflix’s high school movie is a fresh, funny delightful teen rom-com.

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To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

Lana Condor and Noah Centineo still have the same spark in this winning rom-com sequel.

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Always Be My Maybe

This hilarious romantic comedy oozes with charm and wit.

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La La Land

Damien Chazelle’s bittersweet Hollywood romance, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, is a toe-tapping delight.

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Destination Wedding

When Frank and Lindsay meet on their way to a destination wedding, they soon discover they have a lot in common: they both hate the bride, the groom, the wedding, themselves, and each other. Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder are wonderfully spiky in this unconventional rom-com.

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Knocked Up

A drunken one-night stand leaves beautiful overachiever Katherine Heigl pregnant by stoner slacker Seth Rogen.

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Cher and Nic Cage are together at last in this romantic comedy about Loretta Castorini, a bookkeeper from Brooklyn, New York, who finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry.

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Groundhog Day

A movie that gets better every time you watch it.

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Chalet Girl

With sassy performances and solid snowboarding action, Chalet Girl is Bridget Jones on ice. Gnarly stuff.

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Someone Great

Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow and DeWanda Wise are fantastic in Netflix’s sweet comedy.

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Legally Blonde

“I object!”

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Will Smith is on charming form in this comedy about a ‘date doctor’ coaching nerds in the art of seduction – but he’s not so smooth when he meets a savvy journo played by Eva Mendes.

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Set It Up

Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell are on superbly charming form in Netflix’s likeable rom-com about two assistants who try to set their bosses up.

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Four Weddings and a Funeral

“Is it still raining? … I hadn’t notice.”

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Sierra Burgess Is a Loser

More high school comedy than rom-com, Netflix’s update of Cyrano de Bergerac is an entertaining tale of unexpected friendship.

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Alex Strangelove

Netflix’s refreshingly open teen comedy is warm, likeable and contains a positive message about sexuality.

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The Incredible Jessica James

“I’m tall. I’m pretty. I’m smart. Obviously, I will have many great loves in my life.” That’s Jessica James in Netflix’s original film, The Incredible Jessica James. And spoiler alert: she really is.

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Easy A

A starmaking turn from Emma Stone, a serious lesson and an endlessly quotable script make this teen movie an A-grade classic.

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Marriage Story

Noah Baumbach’s remarkable, heartfelt masterpiece about divorce aches with comedy and compassion.

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Best romantic dramas on Netflix UK

Blue Jay

The latest in Netflix’s deal with the Duplass brothers, this romantic comedy, written by Mark Duplass, stars him and Sarah Paulson as two former high-school sweethearts who return to their small California hometown.

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Director Adam Leon continues to be one to watch with this Netflix Original that shouldn’t be overlooked.

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About Time

About Time is an honest, provocative and accomplished work that deserves to be given a shot, even if you don’t like Love Actually.

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This intense teen romance rings with earnest chemistry and classic horror – also, baseball.

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Been So Long

Michaela Coel shines in this likeable, open-hearted musical set in modern day London.

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Holding the Man

Epic, intimate, universal. This drama, based on the true story of an ill-fated romance between two men, deserves to be a crowd-pleaser.

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Our Souls at Night

“We’ve both been on our own for years. I’m lonely. I guess you might be too.” Robert Redford and Jane Fonda spark low-key chemistry in this gentle drama about two mature neighbours finding a connection.

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Call Me By Your Name

This swooning ode to first love is impossibly ravishing cinema.

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Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

Eyebrow-raising, expertly acted and archly self-aware, this complex, kinky and enjoyably provocative drama puts the S&M in “superhero movie”.

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